PlayStation® Partners Registration Portal : Terms of Use

Version 1.1 (April 2016)

General

This PlayStation® Partners Registration Portal (“Portal”) is a support website operated by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. and any other entity within the Sony Interactive Entertainment group (collectively “SIE Group”) for your development and publishing of content for PlayStation (“Purpose”). You agree to use this Portal only for such Purpose and only in accordance with these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) and any instructions or guidelines that SIE Group provides to you from time to time. These Terms of Use will be deemed to have been accepted by you if and when you use this Portal. SIE Group may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, change, alter, modify, add and/or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time by updating the contents of this page. Your continued access to or use of this Portal will signify your acceptance of any changes of these Terms of Use. You are requested to visit this page and check the then-effective Terms of Use periodically.

THESE TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING PRIVACY POLICY DESCRIBED BELOW) IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SIE GROUP, AND IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A PLAYSTATION DEVELOPER AND/OR PUBLISHER, YOU NEED TO AGREE PLAYSTATION GLOBAL DEVELOPER & PUBLISHER AGREEMENT (“GDPA”). THAT AGREEMENT IS ALSO A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SIE GROUP. THAT CONTRACT MUST BE AGREED BY AN ADULT AGED 18 AND OLDER.

Proper Handling of the User Accounts

You must not allow a third party to use your Portal account(s), or lend, transfer, assign, sell, or otherwise dispose of, or permit any lien or other encumbrance on, your Portal account(s) or disclose your log-in details or password to anyone. You are liable for any damages or losses incurred by improper management or misuse of your Portal account(s), or unauthorized use of your Portal account(s) by a third party, and shall hold SIE Group harmless from any damages therefrom. If you find that your Portal account(s) have been stolen, used by a third party, or otherwise disseminated, contact SIE Group immediately and follow any instructions that may be issued.

Intellectual Property Rights and Confidentiality

Subject to the GDPA, the Portal and all information provided on or through it and intellectual property rights thereto shall be owned by SIE Group. All rights are reserved. Unless otherwise permitted by SIE Group, you shall not distribute or disclose any information on this Portal to any third parties.

Prohibited Conduct

Following acts are not allowed when using this Portal:

(1) Infringing the legal rights (including, but not limited to, the rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

(2) Causing any damages or disadvantage to others.

(3) Disturbing public order.

(4) Criminal act.

(5) Uploading or distributing any third parties' private information without obtaining approval from such third parties.

(6) Defaming, disgracing or libeling others.

(7) Uploading files that contain viruses or corrupted files that may damage the Portal or the operation of others' computers.

(8) Any other activities that are unlawful or prohibited by any applicable laws.

(9) Any other activities that SIE Group deems inappropriate.

Administrator Privileges

All or a part of the contents on this Portal may be changed without prior notice. SIE Group has the right, for reasons including but not limited to equipment maintenance/inspection for this Portal or the occurrence of unforeseeable events such as natural disasters, to suspend or terminate, either temporarily or permanently, the administration of all or a part of the Portal. In such cases, SIE Group will notify you beforehand in a manner that SIE Group deems appropriate. However, SIE Group will be exempt from providing such prior notice in a case of emergency. In addition, SIE Group reserves the right to delete any comments, remarks or contents posted on this Portal that SIE Group deems to be in violation of these Terms of Use or being inappropriate for security, ethical or other reasons. SIE Group may also impose limits on your use of or access to all or certain features or portions of this Portal without notice or liability to you if SIE Group deems you to be in violation of these Terms of Use or for security, ethical or other reasons.

Privacy

SIE Group processes information about you in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on this Portal. By using the Portal you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Links to Non-SIE Group Websites

Third parties’ websites linked to or from this Portal (“Linked Sites”) are independently operated and maintained by those third parties. SIE Group does not supervise or control Linked Sites in any manner. SIE Group does not have any partnership or necessary affiliation with any Linked Site operator. SIE Group does not recommend or endorse the contents of any Linked Site nor does it recommend or endorse any products or services associated with any Linked Site. Your use of Linked Sites is subject to the terms and conditions stipulated by the operator of each Linked Site. SIE Group is not responsible for any loss or damage, however caused, in connection with your use of any Linked Site, and your access to any Linked Sites is at your own risk.

Disclaimer

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SIE GROUP MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS AND/OR SAFETY OF THE PORTAL OR ITS CONTENTS. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SIE GROUP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL) ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR ACCESS, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THIS PORTAL.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan, excluding that body of law related to choice of laws. All disagreements and disputes arising out of or relating to this Portal and/or these Terms of Use shall be submitted to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan as the court of first instance. If any portion of these Terms of Use shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, such portion shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining portion.

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